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On Saturday, I was treated to a fabulous morning with several fellow Houston bloggers at Market Street in The Woodlands. If you aren’t familiar with Market Street or The Woodlands, well then I shall introduce you!
The Woodlands is a town, or shall I say a luxurious suburb, about 45 minutes
north of Houston. Sitting on the outskirts of Houston, The Woodlands comes with everything you’ll ever need, without having
to make the trek into the big city down south.
Market Street definitely falls into that category, as it has everything you’ll
ever need….you know regarding shopping and that sort of thing. 😉
This quaint, but certainly very upscale, outdoor shopping destination can
easily be your one stop shop for holiday gifting this year. With a little something for everyone, from
Kendra Scott, Sur La Table, Tommy Bahamas and Zulees (which is a precious
little gift shop), there is a boutique selling something for everyone on your
And if your man or kids don’t want to tag along with you while you shop? Why, there is a movie theater showing the
latest blockbusters right smack dab in the center of it all. Drop them off and be on your way!
So on Saturday morning, several Houston bloggers were given a behind the
scenes holiday preview of Market Street – The Woodlands, highlighting Kendra
Scott, Elaine Turner, and Trina Turk. We
sipped and shopped all while the regular day’s shoppers were still just
crawling out of their beds.
It was actually, dare I say it, a bit freezing in Houston that morning.
But upon walking into the cheery California inspired Trina Turk boutique, we were all instantly warmed up.
treated to muffins and mimosas while we perused the bold prints and bright
colors of Trina Turk’s winter collection.
During our tour, we were shown Trina Turk’s latest trends for the holiday season. Think lush floral prints and contemporary spins on classic plaids.
I am absolutely loving the pink floral strapless Marley Dress in the photo below. I would wear that to every single holiday party … you know, if I could get away with it.
If this strapless frock isn’t your favorite, this pretty pink print is also available in different styles of dresses, tops, and bottoms.
So naturally I had to pose with them, and show off this cozy winter weather outfit while I was at it.
I honestly think that a fur vest looks good with about anything. If you manage to get your hands on a good one, then you’re all set! I scored this gem at a boutique years ago when I was living in Knoxville. It has held up for a few seasons now, and I don’t think I will ever be able to part with it.
I also had no idea that Trina Turk offered an activewear collection.
If anything will motive you to get into shape during the holiday season, it’s these pretty pretty prints.
I spent the rest of my time in Trina Turk catching up with the other bloggers – while commenting on what our favorite pieces were in the store.
I also thought I’d put together a little gift guide, below, of my favorite giftable items from Trina Turk. Who wouldn’t love one of these colorful deliciously scented candles wrapped up under their Christmas tree?
Are you like me, and can’t get enough of pretty python prints this year?
sure you may also know somebody on your holiday gift list who would just scream
over this this Bella Bittersweet Python Clutch.
Cough. Cough. me? 😉
The lovely ladies of Kendra Scott were awaiting us with more mimosas and muffins.
They must have known that free food is the true way to this blogger’s heart.
We were shown the new pieces that were just released for the holidays. I’m especially loving the black and champagne Elisa Pendant Drusy Necklaces. They are not only great to gift, but perfect for layering and giving your everyday outfits a little bit of something special.
So upon finding out that I would be attending the “Texas”
version of one of the Britts’ favorite events, I was thrilled to dress the
But who is to say I’m not a horse whisperer myself?
Ya’ll know that I love Boden’s effortless chic British style. So naturally I was thrilled to hear about their new line of super cute activewear.
I tend to live in work out clothes on the weekends, even though I may or may not be working out. (Shhh, don’t tell anyone!) But these stylish and fun printed pieces feel so good, (seriously this fabric is amazing) that they’ve gotten me out the door and ready to conquer the world.
With so many colors and prints to choose from you can mix and match your pieces all day long. Whether you’re off to hit the gym or spending an afternoon running errands, (which could basically be a work out in itself), Boden’s activewear will have you looking stylishly chic and feeling comfortable at the same time.
and as always, thanks for stopping by!
Halloween was just one week ago today.
Can I go back in time and relive this evening, pretty pretty please?
Patrick had plans for a guys weekend in Austin – filled with lots and lots of race cars in a Formula 1 race, you know, manly things.
Not going to let myself spend the weekend alone in the Houston, I organized a Halloween girls weekend and had five of my old high-school (and lucky for me college too!) girlfriends come in town for a mini-reunion.
These days, we girls are scattered all over the country and since none of us were getting married this year (which had been the case for the past couple of years) we were due for a reunion, even if it wasn’t to celebrate a bride-to-be!
Kidding, kidding. Maybe next Halloween?
Nora ordered a Bloody that came complete with a chicken wing, a piece of cheese, and a side of beer.
You know, basically a meal in a cup.
Photographic proof was certainly in order.
We quickly recovered from our wild Halloween night out with the most delicious of brunch foods.
If you live in Houston and have yet to try Down House, well then you are certainly in for a treat! I’m not going to lie … Down House may seriously be the reason why Patrick and I decided to live in the in this part of Houston. We stopped there for brunch before we explored the neighborhood and not long into the meal, we were convinced that we must live in this eclectic part of town.
Speaking of this eclectic part of town, after brunch the six of us girls traipsed two blocks over to explore the quirky boutiques on historic 19th street.
We shopped, chatted, and got all caught up on each other’s lives while I plaid tour guide to my new city.
You may notice something a little bit different about the blog today.
Okay, maybe something REALLY different!
The new blog name perhaps?
Trendy in Texas is now the Lone Star Looking Glass! 🙂
I am so excited about this new change and I’m thrilled to finally share it with ya’ll! I have been thinking about changing the name for quite a while now, so it’s so exciting that it’s finally happening. The Lone Star Looking Glass will have the same content as Trendy in Texas, no changes in that regard. With this new name, I feel as if it makes this blog more distinguishably mine, if that makes sense. 😉
I’m still planning on sharing all of my adventures in the Lone Star State with you guys, as well as my love of all things fashion. I’ve always been a big fan of Alice in Wonderland (probably because my name is Alice…) and I wanted to incorporate the “Looking Glass” into the blog. And as you know, Looking Glass is another word for mirror, and I like to think that the Lone Star Looking Glass is a reflection of myself and my life in Texas … in the form of a blog! My own little Alice Through the Looking Glass, if you will.
To celebrate the Lone Star Looking Glass’ new name, I’m teaming up with a few other wonderful Houston Bloggers to bring ya’ll a Lisi Lerch Button Earring giveaway today!
But on another note, how much fun are these Lisi Lerch Button Earrings? They are just the right size bauble to add a pop of color to your outfit. I’ve teamed up with a few of my favorite Houston bloggers to give ya’ll a chance to win a pair for yourself!